Even if you are lucky enough to love your job, there are always some tasks that can leave you a little frustrated, and now a new survey looks at what some of those tasks are.
New poll finds:
- 48% of employees say sending emails is the most irritating and frustrating part of their workday.
- Other frustrating tasks include:
- Creating new products or services (40%)
- Inputting data, scheduling calls and meetings (38%)
- Hosting or sitting in on meetings (37%)
- Speaking to managers and team members (37%)
- Helping their customers (37%)
- One of the most mundane tasks folks hate dealing with is the amount of paperwork they deal with each day (59%).
- 48% are sick of dealing with outdated software, while 47% have had enough of the repetitiveness of their jobs.
What is so frustrating about some of these tasks is that many of them don’t necessarily need to be done by a person.
- In fact, 66% of people say the majority of their workday is taken up by tasks that could easily be automated.
- 74% say they’d be able to focus on more fulfilling tasks if automation dealt with the more mundane stuff.
- Ways automation would improve performance include:
- Creating opportunities to focus on more important work (51%)
- Saving money (e.g., by reducing cost of human errors) (50%)
- Improving employees’ work/life balance (48%)
- Increasing productivity (46%)
- Saving time (45%)
Although, be careful about wishing for too much automation.....